About Big Tree Arts Inc.

Big Tree Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organized to promote performance poetry for the Boise community. Prior to incorporation in 2007, we operated as the Boise Poetry Slam. Our mission is to promote the performance and creation of poetry and art while cultivating literary activities and performance events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, and encourage artistic statement.

For over 15 years, we've been sending poets to regional and national competitions. Our team at the National Poetry Slam has made group piece finals three times, and has opened finals stage twice. Throughout the international poetry slam community, the Boise Poetry Slam has a reputation for bringing poetry that pushes the art forward. 

Big Tree Arts also brings nationally acclaimed poets into Idaho schools with minimal funding for the arts. For over half a decade, we've been teaching workshops at schools in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Idaho City, and more. 

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